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Nephrolepis falcata (Cav.) C. Chr. forma furcans
(T. Moore) Proctor
Fishtail fern

Family: Nephrolepidaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Asia; cultivated and naturalizing elsewhere.

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Nephrolepis falcata
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal

Other data on Nephrolepis falcata forma furcans available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Nephrolepis falcata forma furcans has been found in the following 19 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big and Little George Hammocks Present Not Native, Naturalized
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Biscayne National Park Reported
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Enchanted Forest Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Everglades National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Kendalwood Present Not Native, Naturalized
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Porter-Russell Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tree Island Park Present Not Native, Naturalized


Nephrolepis falcata forma furcans has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized


Nephrolepis falcata forma furcans has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock


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Nephrolepis falcata
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal